Whether you are of the opinion that RGB is a complete waste of time or that it's the best thing since sliced bread, one thing is for sure, it stops being regarded as merely a gimmick when one of the big companies takes it on-board. Kingston's latest SSD, the HyperX Fury RGB supports, as its name suggests, RGB lighting.
The HyperX Fury name might jog a few memories as it was a family of SSD's Kingston brought out back in 2014 using a SandForce SF-2281 controller combined with 20nm planar MLC NAND. However besides the twinkly bits the 2018 version of the HyperX Fury uses a Marvell 88SS1074 controller with the latest Toshiba 64-layer BiCS3 3D TLC NAND.
The HyperX Fury range is made up of three capacities; 240GB, 480GB and the flagship 960GB model. As with many Kingston consumer drives, the HyperX Fury RGB is available as a basic drive or part of an installation kit and it was the 480GB installation kit version (SHFR200B/480G) that Kingston kindly provided for this review.
With the basic drive you just get an RGB cable and a voucher for hard drive cloning software. The installation kit version of the drive comes with an impressive box bundle; USB 3.0 enclosure, 3.5” bracket and mounting screws, RGB and SATA cables, USB 3.1 type A to mini-USB cable and the voucher for hard drive cloning software, oh and a screwdriver.
The 480GB drive has a TBW endurance rating of 480TB and Kingston back the drive with a 3-year warranty.
Usable Capacities: 480GB
NAND Components: 64-layer 3D TLC NAND
NAND Controller: Marvell 88SS1074
Interface: Serial ATA (SATA) 6Gb/s (SATA III)
Form Factor: 2.5in 9.5mm
Dimensions: 100.14 x 69.85 x 9.5
Drive Weight: 165g
Firmware Version: 000056R8
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